Malverne, West Hempstead residents support recreational use of marijuana in New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Dec. 17 that he supported New York state’s efforts to legalize the use of recreational marijuana this year. On social media, residents from both Malverne and West …

Schools

Virtual pen pals in West Hempstead

First-grade students at the West Hempstead Union Free School District’s Cornwell Avenue School have established 21st century pen pals by creating videos through the program Flipgrid. Kara …

Public discussions of Living with the Bay project continue

Roughly 50 residents filled East Rockaway High School’s gymnasium for the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery’s open-house presentation on Dec. 12, at which GOSR representatives shared details …

A ‘superhero’ in West Hempstead

West Hempstead resident Lauren Lee has been an attorney for 31 years, but no matter how busy her schedule may be, finding time to be a part of her children’s lives has always been one of her top …

Schools

Students on a roll at George Washington School in West Hempstead

A total of 103 sixth-grade students at West Hempstead Union Free School District’s George Washington School earned placement on the High Honor and Honor Rolls following the first quarter of the …

The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

Defensive driving for everyone Sharpen up your safe driving skills at the Lakeview Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. The cost of this class is $45, payable at …

Editorial

Challenges ahead for Democratic Senate

As New York Democrats look ahead to two years of majority control of the State Senate — and the Assembly and the governor’s mansion — they should also remember the past and learn from their predecessors’ mistakes.

Randi Kreiss

How well do you think you know your kids?

The operative word above is “think,” because no parent can ever know his or her child, especially during the firestorm known as adolescence.